All of the chapter authors preach patience and perseverance to both patients and therapists, pointing out that treatment is hard work and that it takes a long time to achieve healthy results. The goals of treatment include not only improved weight but the promotion of overall well-being, better relationships, self-esteem, and better coping mechanisms. My misgivings about Eating Disorders are as follows: 1) A chapter by a more vetted psychoanalyst (rather than a social worker) about the psychotherapy of an eating disorder patient would have been an improvement. 2) It is relatively easy to make a case for psychodynamics when there is a background history of alcoholic, abusive parents, and/or multiple losses, but none of the case studies in these chapters attempts to deal with the issue of an eating disorder patient with a benign past history. 3) What about eating disorder victims who cannot afford treatment, or no treatment openings, day treatment programs, or hospitalization opportunities are available? 4) Medication use is only cursorily mentioned. I personally have had experience with a diet-adherent eating disorder patient who developed several strokes, with residua, while taking phenelzine—a potential side effect that was not in Physician’s Desk Reference—until the patient herself figured out that phenelzine’s chemical formula has a hydrazine-like nucleus, which is a known possible cause of a lupus-like illness. Needless to say, until this discovery was made, the stress on the patient, family, and therapist was astronomical.